Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Winter Driving in the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature

Mazda CX-5 Signature 2019
The 2018 Mazda CX-5 had an exceptional design which made it one of the most successful models in its lineup. With the introduction of the 2019 CX-5 series, Mazda has taken this model to the next level by adding a Signature top-tier trim level and giving it a power-up by introducing a turbocharged SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine similar to its big brother the CX-9.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Beauty of Canadian Wildlife in Winter at Parc Omega

parc omega in winter
Once you discover the fun at Parc Omega, you will want to visit every season and multiple times too, as it is very exciting for the entire family. Since the first time we stayed over and explored Parc Omega, we visited it again in the summer, and promised ourselves to check its beauty in winter.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Exploring the Joys of Winter at the Ottawa Gatineau Winterlude

We had an opportunity to celebrate the joys of winter in Canada's capital region, Ottawa-Gatineau. The annual Winterlude will be happening until February 18th. There are lots of free activities for the entire family! Check the official Winterlude site for details on hours and locations. There were a lot of fun activities to do despite the cold weather.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Understanding Food and Spices

spice book
Over the years, I have experimented with different spices while cooking and baking - either adding or swapping it to get flavours we enjoy. Reflecting back, I feel my journey to understand, know, and appreciate different spices was because of my opportunities to experiment and include it into our meals. This has made me feel comfortable in deciding which flavours would work well, and which spices I want to add.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Win Bingemans' Ultimate Family Gift of Lights package

gift of lights kitchener
Gift of Lights at Bingemans is the largest drive thru Holiday Light Display in Southwestern Ontario. This year there are two tunnels and more animated and static light displays than ever before! It is fun to see the holiday spectacle of lights from inside the comfort of our vehicle, while listening to holiday music by tuning into Gift of Lights Radio at 100.1FM. Gift of Lights has already started and will end on January 5th, check the Bingemans website for times as it varies. This fun experience for all ages, families, couples, groups, and corporate events.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Win Tickets to Cirque du Soleil Corteo

Cirque du Soleil Corteo
We loved watching Cirque du Soleil Volta last year when it came to Toronto. The experience of watching the skillful acrobatic performances, dances, movements, music, and narrative was something that made it a memorable experience. We are excited that this year Cirque du Soleil will be performing their show Corteo in Toronto at Toronto's Scotiabank Arena (formerly the Air Canada Centre) from December 12 - 16, 2018 for a limited run of eight performances.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Win FREE GAS for a year with Desjardins Insurance

FREE GAS for a year with Desjardins Insurance
We love road trips! We have been driving to explore many provinces in Canada, and find it to be a fun way to see a variety of different attractions, cities, and towns. This experience gives us an opportunity to get to know people and history of these places. However, road trips don't come cheap. One of the main costs of road trips is filling the gas tank, especially when gas prices hike up all the time. Now we have a chance to enter and win FREE GAS for a year with Desjardins Insurance. All you have to do is simply get a quote to enter! #GetAQuoteAndWin

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Camping at Bonnechere Provincial Park, Exploring the Caves, and our first Pow Wow

bonnechere caves
We went to relax and explore Refrew County in the Ottawa valley this summer. From the first Anishinabe settlers to European immigrants, visitors are attracted to the charms of the rushing water, peaceful lakes, rolling hills, and trails in this county.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Discovering the Chocolate Trail and the outdoors in Stratford and Perth County

avon boat
During our trip to Stratford and Perth County, we not only explored its heritage by visiting museums and historical sites, but also explored its rich theatre and the arts. We also participated in unique trails, crafted our own candles, enjoyed beautifully maintained gardens, and went on boat rides.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Theatre and the arts in Stratford, Ontario

costume warehouse
We love being creative every opportunity we get. Sometimes, we find the need for a little inspiration to spark our creative energy, and we got this when we went to see the play The Music Man, and took a tour of the Costume Warehouse during our time in Stratford and Perth County

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Exploring the heritage of Stratford and Perth County

castle kilbride
We spent a few days towards the end of our summer vacation exploring the heritage, trails, theatre, and outdoor activities in Stratford and Perth County. While enjoying the activities in this area, we stayed at Forest Motel and Woodland Retreat located in Stratford. It is a family friendly woodland retreat close to all the amenities, a few minutes from the Stratford Festival Theatre. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Staying at the Long Point Eco Adventures Wilderness Suite

Long Point Eco Adventures Wilderness Suite
Long Point Eco Adventures located a couple of hours from Toronto is a 37 acre site opened in 2003 by owners Mike McArthur and Dave Pond. It is a fabulous place for the whole family to enjoy a variety of unique eco-adventures. We loved the experiences of zip-lining, doing the apiary tour, stargazing, axe throwing, and hiking during our stay, read the details of each of these adventures and how suitable they are for families on this post.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Thrilling time with the family at Long Point Eco Adventures in Norfolk County

Long Point Eco Adventures
We had a memorable time testing our physical and mental boundaries as we did adventurous activities in Norfolk county located in Ontario's South Coast. Our stay at Long Point Eco Adventures was full of energy and excitement as we anticipated and participated in activities we haven't done before.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls

bird kingdom niagara falls
Bird Kingdom is the largest free flying aviary in North America where guests can mingle with a variety of birds. Over the years, we have visited Bird Kingdom a couple of times with our children, and have enjoyed this indoor attraction in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  

Friday, August 3, 2018

Thrilling adventure of the Whirlpool Wet Jet tour

whirlpool wet jet niagara falls
We were extremely thrilled to experience Whirlpool Jet tours at Niagara Falls, Ontario this summer! We first saw how fun it looked during our Niagara Bell Cruise. Glad we waited for our kids to be a little older, so everyone can have a memorable time. It was worth the wait, as we had an awesome thrilling experience.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Pottery Painting at Crock a Doodle

Crock a Doodle pottery painting studio
We were excited to drop-in aCrock a Doodle in Niagara Falls for an afternoon of fun. This pottery themed creative space with friendly staff made us feel welcomed. This studio is setup in a way that makes it comfortable for children to sit down and paint. For adults, it gives an opportunity to let go of everything and be a kid again. We loved it! 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Always thinking of the next fun thing to do at Fern Resort #OntariosAllinclusive

fern resort
While at Fern Resort, the only thing we thought of was vacationing! The mood is all set from the time you walk into the resort till the time you check-out. This resort is all inclusive, so all the meals and activities are taken care of. This made my husband and I feel at ease since we didn't need to worry about the meals, and were able to participate in the activities we wanted to, and children were able to do activities they wanted to. 

Monday, July 23, 2018

Visiting Prince Edward Island Once Again

prince edward island charlottetown
The classic novel of Anne of Green Gables I read at school as a child, and the movies we have watched was an inspiration for our trip to Prince Edward Island in 2010. In our previous trip we flew to P.E.I, so this time we planned to stop in Summerside, Cavendish, and Charlottetown during our road trip from Ontario to Quebec and New Brunswick to revisit the places our children once visited when they were little. Prince Edward Island situated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is a place we always think of returning to because of its beautiful sandy beaches, and something about the island that always calls you back.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Surrounding ourselves with nature at Parc Omega

park omega animals coming to the car
We had the pleasure of experiencing Park Omega last summer, and was able to have another wonderful opportunity to learn at the park during Canada day long weekend. There are many different accommodations we can stay at while exploring Parc Omega. This year, we stayed a night in a Tipi. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Lots to do and learn at the Ontario Science Centre

POPnology ontario science centre
We love visiting the Ontario Science Centre because there is lots to do, see, and learn from. When you get an opportunity, do check out the interactive, travelling exhibition POPnology. It explores how popular films, television, books and art influence our past, present, and future.